"The education that I obtained from the University of Kentucky provided me the opportunity and skills needed for a very rewarding career in Civil Engineering; one that has allowed me to be a part of making a difference in the lives of others both locally and across the country." --Patty Dunaway, P.E., BSCE 1994
Patty is currently the Vice President/Office Executive for the Louisville Office of Michael Baker International. She is responsible for all operations and engineering work performed out of this office, as well as oversight of Michael Baker’s Charleston, WV and Indianapolis, IN Offices. Ms. Dunaway has over 30 years of experience in civil engineering. She began her career at Kentucky Transportation Cabinet as a scholarship student in 1990, worked in various areas including construction, design, and planning. She served as Chief District Engineer for the District Four Department of Highways Office in Elizabethtown for ten years and as State Highway Engineer for two years, before retiring at the beginning of 2018.
Ms. Dunaway holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky.
She lives in Leitchfield with her husband Jerry and has two married daughters, Dawn and Tara, and three amazing grandchildren, Keller, Arlinn, and Archer.
Hobbies: spending time with family, outside activities
Favorite part of my job: getting to meet and work with some many great people, as well as solving problems to help make our communities a better place to live.
Future goals: continuing to mentor other engineers and traveling with family
Most unique experience as an engineer: Getting the opportunity to talk with and show projects to General John Kelly.